The Minecraft Nether update is finally here for the Bedrock and Java versions of the game on consoles and PC. There’s a lot of fresh content that comes with this release, and here you’ll discover how to update Minecraft Windows 10 to 1.16 so you can enjoy everything on offer through the Nether release.

There’s lots you need to know about the Nether update for Mojang’s popular title. This includes the inclusion of new biomes and environments, as well as new enemies and creatures in places like the Crimson Forests.

Developer Mojang have posted extensive patch notes for everything available, and below you’ll discover how to update Minecraft Windows 10 to 1.16.

How to update Minecraft Windows 10 Edition to 1.16

You update Minecraft Windows 10 Edition to Nether update 1.16 by following the below steps:

  • Open the Microsoft store
  • Click the three dots found at the top right corner
  • Select Downloads and Updates
  • Click Get Updates
  • This should result in Minecraft Windows 10 and all your other applications being updated if necessary

Minecraft Windows 10 should automatically update to 1.16, but if not then just follow the above steps.

However, if the game for some reason refuses to update, then you can uninstall and reinstall it to get the latest version.

As for which platforms the Nether update is available for, Mojang have confirmed that it’s compatible with the Bedrock and Java versions on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and Windows 10.

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